in-home newborn sessions.

NEWBORNS & BABIES IN THE STUDIO

MINIMALIST STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

I photograph newborns at two really lovely stages, either their first 14 days when they’re at their sleepiest and tiniest, or up to 6 months, when they're awake and their personalities are starting to really show.

For shoots that take place in the first 14 days, you’ll get beautifully natural sleepy pictures focusing on all your baby’s tiny brand new details, everything new parents are utterly besotted with. If you choose an up to 6 months shoot your baby will most likely be awake during the shoot and my focus will be on their eye contact, smiles, and everything that makes up their unique character.

With both shoot types you have the option to add on parent/family portraits at the end, these are shot very informally, just you interacting with baby and no awkward posing. Your final gallery will be ready within 3-4 weeks and will be delivered via digital download making it very convenient for saving and sharing the images. Typically you will receive around 70 final images, all in high resolution with full printing rights.

MINI SESSIONS – limited availability

At set times throughout the year and on a limited basis I offer studio mini sessions. These sessions last 30 minutes and are shot using just one neutral backdrop and don't include parent/family portraits. Baby can be asleep or awake for these sessions and you will receive 10 edited digital files with full printing rights, delivered via digital download. This shoot type is perfect for gifting or for families who don't want a full shoot but still want a beautiful documentary of their new baby. The availability of studio minis is announced via my social media channels (FB & instagram) and are usually limited to specific months of the year. Mini sessions are only suitable for babies 14 days or under, older babies require a longer session time.

SESSION LOCATION & DURATION

I have a cosy home studio just off Queen’s Road in Aberdeen’s west end. Typically full studio sessions take between 2-3 hours and mini sessions take 30-45 minutes.

EXAMPLE SESSION

You can see an example of a typical studio session here

 

always baby-led, always relaxed.

The focus is you and your little one and telling the story of your family, whether that’s giving baby a bath or just cuddling on the couch. I also take lots of pictures of baby on his or her own, focusing on all the tiny details. For those images I might photograph baby on your bed, in their crib or somewhere else in your home. I don't bring any props or equipment with me other than my cameras, it's all about using your environment as the backdrop. These sessions can take place from birth to 6 months old.

I usually find mornings are best but the shoot can happen whenever you like and lasts between 1-2 hours.

 

when to book.

For newborn session that are shot around 1-4 weeks post birth, it's usual to book whilst you are still pregnant, anytime after your 20 weeks scan is perfect. We won’t know when your baby will actually arrive so I block out session times and we confirm an actual date once your baby has arrived. If your baby has already been born, I can sometimes fit sessions at shorter notice so please do get in touch.

 

pricing.

To give you complete price certainty I have one package which includes downloadable digital files.

Prints and albums can also be added.

£600

 

Featured Sessions.

(so you can see my approach and help decide if I am right for you)

 

questions + answers.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I BOOK AND MY BABY ARRIVES EARLY OR LATE?

Don’t worry about it, lots of babies don’t arrive on their due date. Once you are booked in I allow for your baby to be early or late by blocking various dates out for your shoot. I also limit the amount of newborns I shoot each month so I always have good availability for every baby, no matter when they decide to appear.

HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION TAKE?

1-2 hours

WHAT IF MY BABY WON’T SETTLE?

Don’t worry about it, if you are stressed and anxious, your baby will sense that. All newborns are different and my style of shooting is very natural so it's not a problem.

WHAT SHOULD OUR BABY WEAR?

I think something plain and close-fitting works best so baby is the main focus, but anything you like is fine as these are your images so you can pick out whatever you want.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL WE GET?

all the best images from your session, at least 30.

CAN we buys prints and albums etc?

You sure can and you'll see the add-on options available once you get your final gallery.

 

Investment

as a guide 28-38 weeksMaternity

STUDIO OR OUTDOOR MATERNITY SESSION | STUDIO £250 / LOCATION £300

1 hour session in my studio, your home or outdoors
All images edited/retouched in my unique house style
All digital files included, with full printing rights
A wooden boxed USB containing all of your images
Online gallery for downloading and sharing images
Optional facebook preview straight after the shoot
Final images ready within 2-3 weeks of your shoot date

for babies under 14 days / 6-8 weeksNewborn

NEWBORN STUDIO SESSION | £500

2-3 hour session in my studio in Aberdeen’s westend
Simple baby-led posing with a minimalist feel
All images edited/retouched in my unique house style
All digital files included, with full printing rights
A wooden boxed USB containing all of your images
Online gallery for downloading and sharing images
Optional facebook preview straight after the shoot
Final images ready within 3-4 weeks of your shoot date

around 6-9 monthsOlder Babies

STUDIO SITTER SESSIONS | £250

For babies who can sit up unassisted, usually 6-9 months
45 minute session in my studio in Aberdeen’s westend
All images edited/retouched in my unique house style
All digital files included, with full printing rights
A wooden boxed USB containing all of your images
Online gallery for downloading and sharing images
Optional facebook preview straight after the shoot
Final images ready within 2-3 weeks of your shoot date

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AUTHENTIC, NATURAL & BABY-LED NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

doin' it for the gram.